Nyssa sylvatica 'Wildfire'

USDA Hardiness Zones 4-9       wide soil tolerance from dry to wet

Nyssa sylvatica ‘Wildfire’ is a newer cultivar of Black Gum.  The distinguishing feature of this cultivar is that the new growth emerges deep red before changing to dark green for the summer.  Fall color can be a range of orange/yellow/purple/red.  ‘Wildfire’ has also been observed holding its leaves longer in to the autumn than straight Nyssa sylvatica.  We’ve just acquired the two largest specimens we’ve seen from a local display garden.  Planted individually or as a pair, these will make a bold statement.